Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Geir Pollestad (Cent.)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.
Landbruks- og maminister Geir Pollestad delte ut sertifikat til representanter fra Kazakhstan

Largest deposit of seed to date in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault


In February, around 14,000 seeds are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed vault now has more than 1.2 million seed duplicates from about 80 countries.

October 2023 deposit.

Ghana genebank becomes the 100th depositor to Svalbard Global Seed Vault


The deposit of new seeds from the Ghana genebank is an important step towards ensuring the long-term protection of the country’s major food crops.


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